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Oh oh...Thom Hartmann & Newt Gingrich agree again - Stop the Supreme Court!

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Uploaded on Dec 20, 2011

No, the world is NOT coming to an end, but I do agree with Newt Gingrich AGAIN. No, really, Newt's right. We need a president to take on the Judiciary that has grown far too powerful. Here we have on the Supreme Court - nine unelected officials - who serve for life - and have the sole power to strike down or create new laws in America. They took that power way back in 1803 - in the case of Marbury versus Madision - when Chief Justice John Marshall claimed the right of Judicial Review - which allows the high court to strike down laws passed by Congress and signed by the President. In other words - give the Supreme Court supremacy over the other two co-equal branches of government: the legislative and the executive. Thomas Jefferson even agrees with Newt. Horrified by the Judiciary's power grab - Jefferson wrote in an 1820 letter to Mr. Jarvis, who thought Supreme Court justices should have the power to strike down laws, "You seem to consider the judges the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions; a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy....The Constitution has erected no such single tribunal... I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society, but the people themselves."

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